(Closed) Desperate for dress advice!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

There are plenty of alteration places out there that offer great services for brides. I would look up alterations around the area , read up on reviews. You might even put up a forum post on here asking fellow brides in the area if they can suggest some alteration places that are repitable. It is not  unsual to At least 2 fittings for sure. One for the fit, 2nd  one after alterations, then you will have a final fitting about 3-6 weeks before your wedding to ensure everything is still fitting properly. I have bought a dress as a shop and since I have made the purchase I haven’t been super pleased with there customer service. I asked if they had a seamstress on site and they said yes originally. Then when I asked again for a fabric sample of the dress for the color. They didn’t have one and said the seamstress would have that at there house where the jobs are done. They ordered one from the company it took 4 weeks but what ever. When I went into other shops they had all that on site.. I just got a werid feeling about it. Once I bought the dress I told myself immediately I would be taking the dress to somewhere else for alterations.

One thing to consider is that all bridal stores are crazy busy and they have 1000 brides contacting them for the silliest questions the most serious questions and then the ones that just have general questions. Every bride thinks they are the most important and that they should give them the president. However on the other note… I would take your own experience at the shop and make your decesion what to do. Everyone has different experiences who knows what these others approach was or their story of why it turned out in the negative. 

Also in regards to that (Kind of a similar story) I went to a bridal store that had horrible reviews on their online ordering and such but I made an appt there anyway to try on dresses. I thought maybe the in person appt would beat what anyone said online. It turned out to be that  I had the best lady. We had so much fun laughing and picking out dresses.  Since then I have brought 2 other brides there for dresses. I unfortunetly bought my dress from the place I mentioned above first and had buyers remorse with in hours ( I felt pressured to buy my dress by the sales lady). Now I kick myself for not buying with the lady at the place I loved with bad reviews. She has became a friend of mine and is so sweet.  Had I only went off of reviews I wouldn’t have ever stepped foot in to the bridal store ( which usually I don’t go to places with bad reviews).

 Roll with your gut feeling.. it is always correct!!! Calm down everything will work out the way it should. But if your feeling un easy about the shop look else where. Like I said there are tons of places out there that can do a great job for alterations. Sometimes they can be cheaper depending on what you need done.

Good LUCK doll!! BREATH


Post # 4
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kate13dc:  I would definitely look into having it altered elsewhere. Keep in mind that you aren’t their only client which is why they may have been vague on the phone, but keep on top of them until they confirm that your order has been shipped, they can’t dodge you indefinitely.

Post # 5
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely get it altered elsewhere, but I wouldn’t worry too much about it not coming in!

Post # 6
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m curious if you ordered your dress last November, why they don’t have a shipping date yet? I ordered mine in January and it arrived the second week of July.


Regardless, I had a similar experience with my first dress. I got dress/store regret so bad I backed out of the purchase and lost my deposit. They had THE WORST reviews I’ve ever seen, and literally there wasn’t a single positive review anywhere. If you’re really worried, take your dress and run when it comes in.

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